Southwick Street Exhibition

This exhibition examines the historic buildings along Southwick Street and Roman Road. From the windmill at the north, down past Victorian villas, private schools, a Roman villa, farmsteads, the Manor House, pubs, the station and shops all the way to the sea. Come along to find out the history behind these buildings, many of which…

Competition winner

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our Southwick in Lockdown photo competition was Jo-Anne Richards with her photograph “Nothing’s Normal ” taken on 22nd April 2020. Jo said “Living on the Old Shoreham Road, Southwick, I have never seen it so quite ever”. Jo’s photo, together with all the other entries, can…

Manor Cottage Re-opening

We’re delighted to announce that The Manor Cottage will be re-opening on Saturday 26th June. As usual we will be open on Saturday mornings from 10.30 to 12.30. Our first exhibition will feature all the entries to our Southwick in Lockdown photo competition. Congratulations to Jo Richards who was the winner. Her photo will be…

New Book Published

The Southwick Society has published a new local history book. Written by Southwick Society chairman, Mary Candy, it explores some of the long-lost places often referred to by locals; Hobden’s Cottage, Hope Cottage, Crab House, the Egg Field, the Indian Temple, the Mystery Towers and more. Mary said “Living very close to the parish church I was…

Beating The Bounds

On Rogation Sunday (May 10th) Nigel Divers led a group around Southwick for the ancient custom of Beating the Bounds. Following as closely as practicable we walked the ancient boundaries of Southwick starting along Albion Street, up Kingston Lane over the Downs to Hazelbolt Bottom and back along the boundary footpath to Southwick Canal. Along…